2017: Katy Perry discusses the beef on Carpool Karaoke
She made things even more explicit during her appearance on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, where she tackled the topic head-on by discussing what the cheery Late Late Show host referred to as "famous beef."
"Honestly, it's really, like, she started it, and it's time for her to finish it," Perry said. Somehow, the Mortal Kombat music did not start playing immediately.
While belting out her own hits in that van Corden drives around, she also confirmed the backup dancer story and attempted to provide some context. "I tried to talk to her about it and she wouldn't speak to me," said Perry. "I do the right thing anytime that it feels like a fumble. It was a full shutdown. And then she writes a song about me about me, and I'm like, OK, cool, cool, cool. That's how you wanna deal with it? Karma."